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Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast

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Top Tips For Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast
Central heating is a luxury which many homeowners take for granted, yet, the cost of running it can be astronomical. According to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the average household will spend between 5 and 22% of their post-tax income on energy costs. This is a significant figure which many can’t afford, or simply don’t want to spend on heating their homes. Therefore, when you’re moving up the property ladder or buying your first home in Cornelius, here’s how to cut your central heating bill.

Regularly service & maintain your furnace
You’ll likely be one of the many Cornelius, NC Real Estate households heating and cooling your home via a central furnace. With this type of heating, it’s essential that your furnace is kept in excellent condition to ensure optimum performance. A furnace consists of lots of intricate parts which need to be handled with care, therefore, it’s recommended you get a professional HVAC contractor to inspect and tune-up your furnace to help you in  cutting your central heating costs fast. Most maintenance companies recommend an annual service, so make sure you pop a reminder to book an appointment onto your calendar each year to prevent your central heating costs from being negatively impacted. In between services, a gentle dusting should suffice to keep everything in good working order.

Only heat required rooms
Residents in North Carolina can expect to spend, on average, $272 a month on their energy bills, so, the last thing you want to do is shell out any more than you really have to. When you put your heating on, make sure that it’s only set to heat up the room or rooms in your property which are being used. Doing this can save you hundreds in the long run, it prevents heat being wasted and it’s much better for the environment too. To further save cash and cutting your central heating costs, switch off your heating when you’re not home and consider turning it off or down when you’re heading to bed.

Make home improvements
When you purchase a Cornelius, NC Single Family Home for Sale, make sure you find out from The Martin Real Estate Team, the type of heating system in place. Once you’ve got the keys to your new property, you’ll likely want to put your own stamp on your new place, however, don’t forget to keep some funds aside to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Insulation is a great way of trapping heat in your home when it’s most needed and will help to cool it down during the balmy summer months. It’s also worth fitting seal leaks to air ducts to prevent heat from escaping. Holes in walls from television cables and similar will also allow cold air in and heat out, so it’s worth filling these in or reducing the size of them.

Running central heating can be costly, therefore, homeowners in Cornelius, North Carolina should take steps to lower their bills and their usage. This is easily achieved with regular maintenance, choosing to heat just the rooms in your home which are in use and by making smart home improvements. By following these steps, it won’t be long before your heating bill significantly reduces.

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Cornelius Homes for Sale

Cornelius homes

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18019 Harbor Light Boulevard -- 6 BR, 7.4 BA
Price: $16,000,000 (15048 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 3895525 | Active
16746 Belle Isle Drive -- 6 BR, 6.2 BA
Price: $4,700,000 (7544 sqft)
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3923200 | Active
17811 Largo Place -- 5 BR, 4.3 BA
Price: $4,199,000 (6455 sqft)
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Fathom Realty | MLS # 3905895 | Active
20911 Cinnamon Tree Lane -- 5 BR, 4 BA
Price: $3,800,000 (5123 sqft)
Subdivision: Keel Bay
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Fathom Realty | MLS # 3922765 | Active
17429 Staysail Court -- 7 BR, 7.1 BA
Price: $3,650,000 (10458 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 3838731 | Active
18432 Balmore Pines Lane -- 4 BR, 5.1 BA
Price: $3,600,000 (7245 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Carlyle Properties | MLS # 3891627 | Active
19241 Hidden Cove Lane -- 6 BR, 5.1 BA
Price: $3,279,000 (5666 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Yates Realty Inc | MLS # 3914127 | Active
18210 Town Harbour Road -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $3,250,000 (6632 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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NextHome World Class | MLS # 3899155 | Active
18612 Balmore Pines Lane -- 4 BR, 4 BA
Price: $3,100,000 (4681 sqft)
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Select Premium | MLS # 3866356 | Active
20730 Eastpoint Drive -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $2,995,000 (3173 sqft)
Subdivision: Island Forest
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3931615 | Active
20316 Havenview Drive -- 5 BR, 5.1 BA
Price: $2,995,000 (5321 sqft)
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Carlyle Properties | MLS # 3902397 | Active
18805 Halyard Pointe Lane -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $2,930,000 (5091 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Realty ONE Group | MLS # 3872303 | Active
20320 Havenview Drive -- 5 BR, 6 BA
Price: $2,895,000 (5763 sqft)
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Carlyle Properties | MLS # 3904630 | Active
17813 Spinnakers Reach Drive -- 5 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $2,875,000 (6154 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Keller Williams Lake | MLS # 3920498 | Active
18726 John Connor Road -- 5 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $2,450,000 (6990 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3923092 | Active
16918 Green Dolphin Lane -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $2,190,000 (1965 sqft)
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 3899120 | Active
19921 Norman Colony Road -- 7 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $1,575,000 (7081 sqft)
Subdivision: Norman Colony
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Keller Williams | MLS # 3913126 | Active
7017 Norman Island Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $1,200,000 (2058 sqft)
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3926280 | Active
12152 Cambridge Square Drive -- 4 BR, 4 BA
Price: $1,019,000 (3451 sqft)
Subdivision: Cambridge Square
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Realty ONE Group | MLS # 3864356 | Active
20657 Spring Grove Lane -- 5 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $999,000 (3194 sqft)
Subdivision: Town Heights
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Keller Williams Lake | MLS # 3930665 | Active

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Cornelius Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Cornelius condos

Listings 1 - 20 of 26   next

19329 Watermark Drive -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $1,525,000 (2860 sqft)
Complex: Watermark
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 3935919 | Active
18709 Nautical Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $675,000 (1130 sqft)
Complex: Admirals Quarters
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Helen Adams Realty | MLS # 3930075 | Active
17810 Half Moon Lane -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $659,000 (1421 sqft)
Complex: Half Moon Bay
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Select Premium | MLS # 3929257 | Active
19315 S Hill Street -- 6 BR, 4.2 BA
Price: $625,000 (3032 sqft)
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Pilot Realty & | MLS # 3928683 | Active
9015 Charles Francis Lane -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $599,990 (2654 sqft)
Complex: The Retreat At West Catawba
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David Weekley Homes | MLS # 3905435 | Active
10408 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $549,900 (2267 sqft)
Complex: Washam Potts Townhomes
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Keller Williams South | MLS # 3936326 | Active
8121 Houser Street -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $547,978 (2379 sqft)
Complex: The Retreat At West Catawba
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David Weekley Homes | MLS # 3892752 | Active
17768 Kings Point Drive -- 3 BR, 3 BA
Price: $535,000 (2046 sqft)
Complex: Lakeridge
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Helen Adams Realty | MLS # 3931090 | Active
19701 Bethel Church Road -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $527,500 (1344 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Village Condos
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Verge LLC | MLS # 3924280 | Active
9003 Charles Francis Lane -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $523,668 (2379 sqft)
Complex: The Retreat At West Catawba
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David Weekley Homes | MLS # 3905644 | Active
9007 Charles Francis Lane -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $519,043 (1977 sqft)
Complex: The Retreat At West Catawba
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David Weekley Homes | MLS # 3905580 | Active
18804 Ramsey Cove Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $429,000 (1744 sqft)
Complex: Harborside Townhomes
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Lake Norman Realty, | MLS # 3922375 | Active
20539 Harbor View Drive -- 3 BR, 2.2 BA
Price: $419,900 (2229 sqft)
Complex: Lake Norman Cove at Jetton
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Coldwell Banker Realty | MLS # 3935194 | Active
19056 Natalie Michelle Lane -- 2 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $349,995 (1835 sqft)
Complex: Lake Norman Cove at Jetton
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Better Homes and | MLS # 3934942 | Active
18845 Vineyard Point Lane -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $349,527 (891 sqft)
Complex: Dockside
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Keller Williams Lake | MLS # 3896806 | Active
16319 Peachmont Drive -- 3 BR, 2.2 BA
Price: $349,000 (1874 sqft)
Complex: Oakhurst
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Lake Norman Realty Inc | MLS # 3929766 | Active
20105 Henderson Road -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $345,000 (1022 sqft)
Complex: Windward
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Mossy Oak Properties | MLS # 3926261 | Active
20101 Henderson Road -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $345,000 (1204 sqft)
Complex: Windward
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3921726 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $337,794 (1176 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3914958 | Active
18827 Cloverstone Circle -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $327,000 (1713 sqft)
Complex: Edinburgh Square
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Mark Spain Real Estate | MLS # 3877659 | Active

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